14th out of 54 books — 4 voters
General Crook and the Western Frontier
General George Crook was one of the most prominent soldiers in the frontier West. General William T. Sherman called him the greatest Indian fighter and manager the army ever had. And yet, on hearing of Crook’s death, the Sioux chief Red Cloud lamented, "He, at least, never lied to us." As a young officer in the Pacific Northwest, Crook emphasized training and marksmanship-...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published December 15th 2001 by University of Oklahoma Press
(first published December 2001)
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Charles Robinson's tome on General Crook was a fascinating account about an Indian fighter who was harsh with his adversaries, yet earned the respect of Native Americans for his honestly toward them. The Sioux chief Red Cloud was quoted as saying that at least General Crook never lied to him. Born in Ohio in 1828, George Crook grew up on farm near present day Dayton. The book does not contain much information about his youth, but has extensive details about his military career after West Point.
Charles M. Robinson III was an American author, illustrator, and adventurer. He was a history instructor with South Texas College in McAllen, Texas, until early 2012 and was a member of the 2010 Oxford Round Table. He was a graduate of St. Edward's University and the University of Texas–Pan American.More about Charles M. Robinson III...